Passing vehicle hits and kills Calif. officer

Officer Brett Oswald was one of two CHP officers to die Sunday

By PoliceOne Staff

PASO ROBLES, Calif. — Officer Brett Oswald was killed Sunday by a passing vehicle that struck his parked cruiser.

Officer Oswald responded to a report that a vehicle had hit a tree on South River Road in Paso Robles, Calif. After investigating, the officer determined that no accident had occurred and that the vehicle was abandoned. He called for a tow truck and was waiting next to his patrol car, when a passing vehicle crossed the double yellow lines and struck his cruiser. The force of the impact rammed the patrol car into Officer Oswald.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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